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Report: Tim Hardaway Jr. to enter the NBA Draft

Apr 17, 2013, 1:24 PM EST

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Yesterday, we talked about how important the next 11 days will be for basketball in the state of Michigan next season.

Today, it appears the first shoe has dropped.

Early on Wednesday morning, Michigan announced a press conference for Tim Hardaway Jr., and according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Hardaway will be declaring for the NBA Draft.

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Hardaway is projected as a late second round pick by Draft Express after averaging 14.2 points and shooting 35.8% from three while helping lead Michigan to the national title game. Hardaway is a bigger guard and quite athletic, but his handle could use some work and his perimeter shooting is quite streaky. He can hit four or five in a row when he gets hot, but he can go games at a time without hitting a three.

Michigan will now wait to hear whether or not Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III are heading out the door as well.

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  1. 2dmo4 - Apr 17, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Not a good decision by him.

  2. iamhoraceknight - Apr 17, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Hardaway has a lot more upside than scouts give him credit for. Scouts seemed to be only focused on Freshman and their “Potential”

  3. mogogo1 - Apr 17, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    If the late second round prediction is accurate, then somebody has been giving him some horrific advice. A lot of guys taken in the late second round don’t even make the roster.

  4. bifford - Apr 18, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    He may be a steal if somebody gets him in the second round.

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